If you work as a chef, then you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your uniform, especially your chef coat or cook shirt, is getting grease stains on it. Although it can be a hassle, don't worry! There are many ways to remove those greasy spots from your clothes and make them look fresh again.
One of the easiest ways to prevent grease stains from getting on your chef coat or shirt, is to wear a full-length chef apron over your uniform.
If you do get any stains on your clothing however, the first thing to do is grab a piece of paper towel and some water. Make sure it's lukewarm if possible. Start blotting your uniform with the wet paper towel in order to get rid of any excess oil or grease that may be on it. You can also use laundry detergent for this step, but make sure you don't rub too hard when using soap because that will just ruin your clothes even more. After doing this step, take another dry part of the same piece of cloth and dry out what was left from the dampened one so no moisture remains behind.
If there are still greasy spots remaining after these steps have been taken, try mixing up baking soda with vinegar until you form a paste which you can apply to the stained area. You can either do this with a brush or your bare hands, but make sure you don't use an old rag because it might get hard and greasy after drying out which will ruin whatever cloth you used for blotting before. After applying the paste, leave it on until air dries up completely (which could take around ten minutes). If there's still grease stains left on your chef coat or shirt at that point in time, try using hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar since it has more degreasing abilities than vinegar does.
It is important to wash any stains off immediately because they can become permanent if left alone for a long time. You need to use an enzyme cleaner before washing your uniform in order to get rid of any dirt that might have been transferred onto it during the cooking process, especially when dealing with meat stains.